freeboard

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

free·board

noun \ˈfrē-ˌbrd\

Definition of FREEBOARD

1
:  the distance between the waterline and the main deck or weather deck of a ship or between the level of the water and the upper edge of the side of a small boat
2
:  the height above the recorded high-water mark of a structure (as a dam) associated with the water

First Known Use of FREEBOARD

1726

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